Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Sci-fi sequel which is the third installment in the reboot series directed by Justin Lin and the first one not be directed by J.J. Abrams but instead produced by him. The story is written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry.
In this installment the USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), has been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy.
Verdict: This third sequel is a well-made addition to the franchise, it’s great self-contained plot with some good action and adventure sequences. Everyone gives a great performance and director Justin Lin was able to deliver on the nostalgia and provide something new as well. Personally I prefer Star Trek Into Darkness a little more, but this is by no means a bad movie.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 30)
Kirk: Captain’s Log, Stardate 2263.2. Today is our 966th day in deep space. A little under three years into our five year mission. The more time we spend out here, the harder it is to tell where one day ends and the next one begins. It can be a challenge to feel grounded, when even the gravity is artificial. But while we do what we can to make it feel like home. The crew, is always, continues to act admirably despite the rigors of our extended stay here in outer space. The personal sacrifices they made. We continue to search for new lifeforms in order to establish firm diplomatic ties. Our extended time in uncharted territory has stretched the ship’s mechanical capacities but fortunately our engineering department, led by Mr. Scott, is more than up to the job. The ship aside, prolong cohabitation has definitely had effects on the interpersonal dynamics. Some experiences for the better and some for the worse. As for me, things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what it is we are trying to accomplish. But if the universe is truly endless, then we are not striving for something forever out of reach. The Enterprise is scheduled for reprovisioning stop at Yorktown, the Federation’s newest most advanced starbase. Perhaps a break from routine will offer up some respite from the mysteries of the unknown.
Kirk: My dad joined the Starfleet because he believed in it. I joined on a dare.
Bones: You joined to see if you could live up to him. You spent all this time trying to be your father, now you’re wondering just what it means to be you.
Bones: You really want to head back out there, huh?
Kirk: Can imagine what we’ll find.
Bones: Alien despots hell-bent on killing us, deadly space viruses, anomalies that could wipe us out in an instant.
Kirk: It’s going to be so much fun.
High Command of the Federation: It isn’t uncommon, you know, it’s easy to get lost in the vastness of this space. There’s only yourself, your ship, your crew.
Kirk: What the hell is this?
Uhura: They’re boarding us.
Kirk: Mr. Sulu, you can fight this thing, right?
Sulu: You kidding me, sir?
Scotty: Let’s hope this doesn’t get messy.
[referring to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music playing]
Scotty: Is that music?
Kirk: It’s a good choice.
Scotty: Aye, well played.
[referring to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music playing]
Bones: Is that classical music I’m hearing?
Spock: Yes, doctor, I believe it is.
Kirk: We got no ship, no crew. How are we going get out of this one?
Spock: We will find hope in the impossible.
Kirk: We were overwhelmed by something, something we’ve never seen before. I know this isn’t the last of my crew, but this is my last report. It’s the captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Bones: Ominous. Dark. Dangerous.
Spock: Leaving me behind will significantly increase your chances of survival, Doctor.
Bones: Well that’s damn chivalrous of you, but completely out of the question.
Spock: It is imperative that you locate any surviving crew.
Bones: Here I was thinking you cared.
[three of Krall’s drone ships approach]
Spock: Of course I care, Leonard. I always assumed my respect for you was clear. The dialogue we have had across the years has always…
Bones: It’s okay, Spock. You don’t have to say it.
[they are surrounded by the drone ships]
Bones: Well, at least I won’t die alone.
[just then Spock is beamed up and Bones is left on his own]
Bones: Well that’s just typical.
Spock: Fear of death is illogical.
Bones: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.
Spock: To use a parlance with which you would be familiar, Doctor, I have just confirmed that theory to be horseshit.
Spock: Lt. Uhura wears a Vokaya amulet which I presented to her as a token of my affection and respect.
Bones: You gave your girlfriend a radioactive jewelry?
Spock: The emissions is harmless, Doctor. But its unique signature makes it very easy to identify.
Bones: You gave your girlfriend a tracking device?
Spock: That was not my intention.
Spock: It is unwise to trivialize that which one simply does not understand, Doctor.
Bones: I think you just managed to insult me twice, Spock.
Krall: This is where it begins, Captain. This is where the frontier pushes back.
Uhura: Our captain will come for us. Mercy will be the last thing on his mind.
Krall: I am counting on it.
Krall: I know your kind.
Sulu: You have no idea who we are, but you’ll soon find out.
Jaylah: I know why you’re here. Why we are all here.
Kirk: Okay, let’s never do that again.
Jaylah: Everyone who goes there he kills.
Scotty: That’s our friends out there, we cannot just leave them behind.
Krall: Unity is not your strength, it’s your weakness.
Kirk: I think you’re underestimating humanity.y.
Krall: I fought for Humanity! Lost millions to the Xindi and Romulan wars. And for what? For the Federation? To sit me in a Captain’s chair and break bread with the enemy!
Kirk: We change. We have to. Or we spend the rest of our lives fighting the same battles.
Kirk: You lost. There’s no way for you to make it back there! Give up!
Krall: What, like you did? I read your ship’s log, Captain James T. Kirk. At least I know what I am, I’m a soldier!
Kirk: You won the war, Edison. You gave us peace!
Krall: Peace is not what I was born into.
Bones: Hold onto something!
Kirk: Fire at will! Do it! Do it!
[as Kirk goes to sit in his captain’s chair suddenly Jaylah sprawls into it]
Kirk: Pardon me.
[the rest of the crew looked shocked then Scotty says quietly to Jaylah]
Scotty: He likes that seat.
Kirk: Let’s make some noise.
[last lines; epilogue]
Kirk: Space: the final frontier.
Spock: These are the voyages of the Starship…
Scott: Enterprise. Its continuing mission…
Bones: To explore strange new worlds…
Sulu: To seek out new life…
Chekov: And new civilizations…
Lieutenant Uhura: To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Total Quotes: 30